From the mom - before the update, I just want to thank you all for your concern, good wishes and prayers. So far my vision has improved enough to where I have been able to go bak to work; I missed two days completely last week then worked half days for two days then worked all day this past Friday. I saw my eye doc last Saturday (5/7) when the problem started, then last Monday, the specialist on Tuesday then back to my local eye doc on Thursday and then again tomorrow (Monday, 5/16) - if there is anything new I will try to update after that.
Ok - in case anyone is interested, a little info about what is causing
this - I am blind in my left eye (this has been this way for years) so that when I do experience vision problems in my rite or "good" eye - that is what makes the problem so bad and a real emergency. I have had 3 cornea transplants - my last one was last year. As some may no, any kind of a transplant requires some kind of a steroid or prednisone which is suppose to guard against infection, inflammation and rejection of the implanted tissue - which in my case was the cornea transplant which requires an eye-drop as the means of getting the steroid to the cornea. This eyedrop also has 3 side effects - cataracts, herpes eye infection and glaucoma - I have developed the first two - I was able to have the cataract removed but as for the herpes eye infection, as with all herpes infections - once you have one, it never totally leaves your body (goes into a sort of remission but can and does recur without any prior warning). Yes, that is what has happened - a recurrence however it is on the mend. Ok - the infection was only the beginning - there is another problem and it is also a life-long battle. The rite side of my face is paralyzed (another long story for another day). However it is this paralysis that stops the normal supply of any nutrients (blood, oxygen and whatever else there mite be) to my rite eye which in turn means the surface of my eye (epithelium) tends to be fragile - I have what mite be thought of as a skin tear (like when a dog can tear the top layer of your skin when their nails come in contact with your skin - no, that is not what happened with my eye, one of the B-bratz did not make contact with my eye - they are not allowed near my eyes). It is not known for sure what causes the skin on my rite eye to tear, besides being fragile but it could be any infection weakens an already fragile condition.
Ok - now that you all have been educated, whether you wanted it or not and probably more than you ever thought possible (I know I have learned more about the eye than I ever wanted to - never knew there WAS such a thing as a Herpes eye infection or Herpes Keratitis until I first developed it years ago); I will end for now. The B-bratz are both behaving themselves as much as Beagles can. They are such a great comfort to me all the time but rite now - they mean more to me than any other time - I don't know what I would do if they were not here (that would definitely NOT be a good thing). Will be bak when possible.